The Minnesota Senate adjourned on Monday night without passing a budget. In response, Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL – Minneapolis) released the following statement:
Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-Saint Paul) made a motion on the Senate floor today to bring a bill to the floor that would put the question of whether the Minnesota Constitution should be amended to include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before Minnesota… Read More »Equal Rights Amendment legislation still not heard in the Minnesota Senate
In wake of Daunte Wright death, Senate DFLers call for passage of further police accountability and criminal justice reforms
Following the police killing of Daunte Wright, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced that the Senate Judiciary and Transportation Committees would host “fact finding” public safety hearings in the next two weeks. Despite promising to discuss additional public safety, criminal justice, and police accountability measures following the passage of initial reforms last July, these hearings will be the first to discuss public safety issues in the 2021 Legislative Session.
The American Rescue Plan, which was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Biden, provided more than $500 million in federal housing assistance to help renters and homeowners in Minnesota who are enduring financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic killing of Daunte Wright that took place yesterday at the hands of the Brooklyn Center Police. Members of the community are still grappling with the impact of the killing of George Floyd, only to be re-traumatized by yet another police killing of an unarmed Black man.